On This Day - December 24, 1945.

The U.S.A.A.F. Douglas C-49-DO '41-7686' was deemed to be surplus to requirements and was sold to Australian National Airways. This aircraft was entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-ANQ on May 22, 1946.

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On This Day - December 24, 1947.

The Qantas Empire Airways flying boat VH-ABG 'Coriolanus' operated the airline's final Short S.23C Empire Class flying boat service, when Flight FA51 arrived at Sydney (Rose Bay) having flown Suva - Noumea - Brisbane - Sydney.

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On This Day - December 24, 1954.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Vickers Viscount 720 VH-TVD 'Hamilton Hume' arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from the United Kingdom (Hurn).

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On This Day - December 24, 1965.

The Ansett-A.N.A. Fokker F.27-2087 Friendship VH-FNL arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) having completed its delivery flight from Holland (Amsterdam / Schiphol).

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On This Day - December 24, 2013.

The Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-232SL VH-VFX entered service, operating Flight JQ739 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Launceston.

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On This Day - December 24, 2013.

The Qantas Freight Boeing 767-381F VH-EFR operated its last service in its original livery, operating Flight QF7524 from Christchurch to Sydney (Kingsford Smith). It was then ferried from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Singapore (Paya Lebar) as Flight QF7529 later that day, for maintenance and repainting.

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